Man shot and killed by police in Roy

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A man was shot and killed by police at a home in Roy Thursday night. The shooting happened at a home near 5900 South and 2600 West.

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Police now serve a no knock Shoot first warrants... Sweet!
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BANG POW BOOM!
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Surely a warrant stemming from drug use. Who wouldn't have some type of weapon in hand when INTRUDERS enter ones' home in the darkness of night?!? Way to go W.M.N.T.F. One less drug addict around? I can assure you, not only has the victim(the man who's dead, and lets be honest, in this case the story will be "pro-cops")been in the system for years, but has completed numerous court-ordered drug programs and probation-style commitments. When victim was incarcerated in a county jail on a felony arrest, each day of confinement, that county receives $100-$200 a day. This is a business. And its only getting worse. Next time you kick in someones door, you should probably (since there are ten of you and one of him, and swat wears full body protection, no brainer, DUH) Tackle the bastard before you start shooting. Scary when "trained professionals" abuse the power they have been given. Maybe we should "train" these savages to find child abducters and pedophiles instead of your local drug abuser.
Matt Gordon MD

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A golf club versus the typical semi-automatic assault rifles carried by the invading officers? When law enforcement uses no-knock warrants, it is no surprise the occupants of the house are surprised. Law enforcement is one thing. Using military-style commando-type tactics in a residential area is certainly overreaching and beyond necessary.
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Todd Blair was my good friend and also my brother in law.......Today is a very sad day for me, and im wondering if the officer that shot him can live with him self today and the rest of his life. Come on man.......a freaking golf club! You took a man's life with a golf club in his hand! Shame on you! I will miss my bro......Todd Blair R.I.P. I love you! And my heart goes out to all the family.
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I think anyone, drug related or not would attack an intruder. But a gun vs golf club? Seems a bit unecessary for the man to die from a trigger happy cop!!
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I was not there, so I won't jump to conclusions that those who took this man's life were murderers. There simply isn't nearly enough information in this story to pass such judgment. I just hope that those involved, and those responsible for investigating this will do their jobs honorably.
An old friend

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I agree with you, I think the officer was out of line, he could have fired a warning shot, but to fatally shoot him, just wrong!!! It is a sad day for the Blair family. Todd was a good guy, but a troubled soul. My prayers are with his family. RIP Todd
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"In this case as you are serving a warrant or a no knock warrant and you're going in, the goal is the secure the premises quickly as soon as you possibly can so there is minimal chance that people will be injured or hurt," Whinham said.

And so how'd that work out?
Clay Gilmore

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Fatal shootings are popping up in the police departments more and more thease days. It seems to me that the police have been given a licence to kill with no ramifcations. I know that they are there to do a job and put there lifes on the line every day but should they be abele to shoot first and ask questions layter? Put your self in the victoms shoes allthoe you may not be a drug dealer. If people broke in your frount door with guns every one of them would you not try to protect your self? I dont belive lethal force should be used on a man with a club aginst five men with guns!!! I dont know maybe it just me
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this pisses me off,i think that the poilce could have dealt with this another way, maybe tazered him or tackeled him? wtf? y shoot him? he was a good guy, i have known him most of my life, i grew up calling him my uncle ya some of us people out there have our problems and adeictions, but no need 2 shot him! police set here and want us 2 trust them n teach us n school that there here for us but i say that a crock, they like to wreack everything, and cause pain n hurt! the more i see cops do the more i cant stand them! my heart goes out 2 his family n him, we will love and miss you dearly! rip!!!
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Did it ever occur to any of these officers that if someone just bursts into a home, the people inside the home may think it is an attacker and not the police? We all have the right to defend ourselves in our own homes. And why do they always have to shoot to kill?
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that man should of NOT have been shot twenty cops and a man with a golf club. who is the in the wrong here i'll tell you who is wrong its the WEBER COUNTY DRUG FORCE.. SOMEONE LOST THERE LIFE BY A COP FOR NO REASON
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who is writing such kinds words about this. This should have never happened. My heart broke this morning when I was called about this and the police should be ashamed of what they have done. Todd was the most caring person and I loved him so much. I Shame on the person who took him from his family and most importantly, his son. I will never understand how him holding a "golf club" or what ever it was seemed to be life threatening enough to a fully armored officer to shoot him and take his life. My uncle had so much heart and love for his family and for his friends. I know he had struggles but his struggles did not define him. I love you Todd so much and I can't believe you are gone. I will miss you all the time and so will my kids. Thank you for everything you did for me.
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trigger happy cowards!!!!
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we are very sadened by the death of our friend todd that was completly un just and the police should be held accountable.. r.i.p. todd
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Thank you so much for all your prayers and thoughts! Yes, Todd was shot and killed - murdered by the Roy police last night at approximatly 10 pm. Two police officers knocked on my parents door at 1:30 in the morning to inform them their son had been killed. That was all the information that was given to them. My poor parents have had to get the details to this horror from the news media. Shame on the Roy chief of police who gave one television interview, managed to go home and change his clothes for his second television interview - he seems more concerned about everyone else knowing the details rather than the parents of the MAN, SON, DAD, and BROTHER who was murdered last night. It's now almost 6 pm, and no one from the Roy police YET has come to explain to the family what happened. 19 hours later!

For right now we're not going to say much except that he could not have met them at the front door with any weapon! It was a NO-KNOCK warrant and it appears as though he was downstairs watching tv when they entered and was shot twice when he came upstairs in a very narrow hallway and where are the drugs neighbors?

Again - thank you. There will be a candle light vigil on Sunday at his house on Sunday at 8pm.
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My prayers and sympathy to the family of Todd. He was one of my dearest friends and wil be missed. The police and media made him look so bad and the police and media lie all the time adding and leaving out details to make their actions justified. I will never believe it was justified. Todd will always be in my heart and will be deeply missed. He was a good friend. Whenever I needed anything, didnt matter what, when he was there for me. He didnt deserve to get killed by the police. It's B.S. to think that you cant feel frotected by the police because one wrong little move they can shoot you dead. I'm so sorry Mr. and Mrs. Blair, and Family, Despite the allegations against Todd, I will always stand my ground and defend him that he was a good man regardless of what choices he is accused of.
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Hmmm... according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "An unspecified amount of heroin and methamphetamine reportedly was recovered from inside the residence." Sad yes, but that neighborhood has been going to hell over the past few years. The presence of drugs and the increase related criminal activity is just depressing. I grew up in that area and two of my best friends growing up lived on the same street where this incident occurred. Their parents still live there. Mine live just a few blocks away. My grandparents raised a family, lived, and died maybe 100 yards away. It was a regular middle-class neighborhood built by and around the people that make our daily lives possible. Now itís something else entirely.

Now at the same time yeah, Iíve had my experiences with the RPD; Chief Winham knows me one sight. I used to be someone else mind you and I knew then as I do now that the police have a job with tools at their disposal. As such I knew not to do anything that would cause them to use those tools against me. At the same time, I seem to be one of the few that got out, and Iím glad I did. My recommendation to a few of you is to take this as a lesson of what happens when you run afoul of the law; f@ck around and you will be shot.
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TODD OH HOW DOES MY HEART HURT I ALREADY MISS YOU SO MUCH :{ YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I LOVE YOU.... AS FOR ROY CITY POLICE THANKS FOR MURDERING A GREAT MAN ONE WHO WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK..TO THE BLAIR FAMILY MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS TODD WAS A ONE OF A KIND FRIEND..... R.I.P TODD E. BLAIR

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